How We’re Making a Difference in Our Communities

Supporting our community is the heart of everything we do. From volunteering at schools to backing local businesses and organizations, our team is busy!

Check out what we’ve been up to in the community since the new year:

Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging’s Winterlicious event:

Our volunteers helped at the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging’s Winterlicious event that benefits critical programming, including the Home Delivered Meals program and Rose Centers for Aging Well. These programs are designed to help bring fresh and nutritious meals to older adults as well as activities and meals in the Centers. This program is just one of the many that Benjamin Rose provides for its clients, and the team had a blast distributing and tasting the food! For more information on the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, visit their site.

Career Day at Almira Academy:

On February 7, our team spent time at the Annual Career Day at Almira PreK-8 Academy. Our team was there to inspire the youth of our community by sharing our career journey, a typical workday, education requirements, and more!  Students then had the chance to speak with someone whose career choice interests them and to explore areas they may not have considered before.

Habitat for Humanity:

First Federal Lakewood is a proud donor to Habitat for Humanity, Greater Cleveland, an organization that works with families, local communities, volunteers, and partners from the community to provide safe and affordable housing to those in need.  The funds provided will help neighbors in need to support their journeys to affordable homeownership. 

May Dugan Center:

On February 28, volunteers visited the May Dugan Center where they worked the pantry and helped pack over 350 bags of food to be distributed. The volunteers worked alongside the May Dugan Center’s Food and Clothing Program to provide produce, food, and clothing to the most vulnerable individuals, families, older adults, children, and veterans in the Cleveland area. Follow this link for more information on the May Dugan Center or to get involved!

Y.O.U. Event:

There is nothing more fulfilling than helping students prosper and equipping them with financial literary skills. In partnership with Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.), our team helped coach students from different high schools to prepare for the Youth Career Olympics. Some of the topics they competed on were financial literacy, employability skills, prepared speaking, business plans, and career preparation, all important topics to know about as they make the jump from high school to college and eventually into the workforce.